47th Basic Academy

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Applications for the 47th Basic Academy are being accepted now, and the application period will remain open through February 27, 2022. If you're looking for an opportunity to move your career to the next level and serve the State of Iowa, this is the time!

We’re hiring law enforcement officers including Trooper 1 and Trooper 2.  You are welcome to apply for any position that you would like.  Please keep in mind that Special Agent positions are first posted internally for our current employees and it is somewhat rare those positions are filled from the Academy.

Link to Starting Pay Schedule

Trooper 1

Trooper 2

Special Agent 2

Fire Inspector

Applications for the 47th Basic Academy will be accepted until February 27, 2022.

Get started today. You must complete and submit ALL THREE required application forms below. We recommend using a desktop or laptop accessing either Google Chrome or Firefox browsers:

Click here for DPS Academy Recruitment Q&A

Click here for Application Instructions

DPS Form 80

DPS Form 81                                 


Please contact us at hedges@dps.state.ia.us with any questions or issues in regards to the online application. 

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Learn more about out-of-state and military applicants here

We're Offering G.I. Benefits + On-The-Job Training







For More Information Contact:

Recruiting and Hiring Coordinator
Professional Development Bureau
E-Mail: hedges@dps.state.ia.us
Phone: 515.725.6278